The 28X Debacle: A Missed Opportunity in Transportation

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What’s the 28X? It was the MBTA’s attempt to put a version…

Pioneer Institute Medical Malpractice Paper

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Josh Archambault, Health Care Policy Director, highlights…

Parent Power

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(image from DropOutNation.net) Used to be that Massachusetts…

In Praise of the Indigo Line

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This space generally takes a dim view of several MBTA expansion…

Mr. Secretary, Open this Road!

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Summer travels have taken me up and down the East Coast, and…

Will Massachusetts' Evergreen Solar secrets go to the grave with it?

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Now that Evergreen Solar is filing for bankruptcy, the question…

Lurking Over the Horizon

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As the summer slumber descends on Beacon Hill, where sub-10 minute…

What if Bill Gates rewarded results?

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Last winter, two things clarified my views on the utility of…

Governor, When is Excessiveness Excessive?

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The state senate is trying to decide whether to override the…

Setting the record straight

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When blogging, sometimes you shorthand -- summarize too quickly.…

Mr. Commissioner, Open This Road!

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One of the great mysteries of urban life is the Department of…

Wishful Thinking On Romneycare & Obamacare for Employers

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Over at the left-of-center blog The Incidental Economist, Austin…

Whoa! What Did DeNucci Know?

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The Lowell Sun's Peter Lucas weighs in on the Merrimack Special…

National standards' process and substance abuse

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For a while it looked like all of thinking Washington was gaga…

Unions have a right to fight - legally

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Unions have plenty of rights. They have the right to strike,…

Arne Duncan gets sent to the principal's office

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US Education Secretary Arne Duncan is losing his allies fast.…

Krugman, Comfy Pillows and Rick Perry

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Paul Krugman, economist polemicist extraordinaire, took out…

Science for consumers

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The Massachusetts department of education (DESE) is under way…

Massachusetts is 1st in the Nation on Health Care Cost!

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However, this gold medal is one we wish we could return. Kaiser…

Thinking Snow?

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What? You aren’t thinking about snow right now? Well, while…

False alarm on science

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In a nicely timed alarm, the state’s department of education…

Do exam schools add value?

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Historically, many of Massachusetts’ political and economic…

Start-Ups Needed. Desperately.

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Massachusetts has had some good short term news, creating jobs…

STUDY: START-UPS KEY TO RECOVERY FROM RECESSION

Companies that are three years old or younger have been the key to creating Massachusetts jobs in the wake of the last two recessions, according to a new study from Pioneer Institute.

Red/Blue Connector? Gone.

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Last week, MassDOT did the right thing – effectively ending…